The Qatargas Chief Executive Officer, Khalid Bin Khalifa Al-Thani urged young nationals working in the company to excel in their careers, expand their competence, build self-confidence and improve job performance by making the best use of the excellent learning and professional development opportunities available to them.
He was speaking to young national graduates and trainees at the 11th Annual Qatargas CEO Forum 2012 held on 27th and 30th May under the theme “Aim High to be the Best.”
The Forum focuses on the development of Qatargas’ Qatari National employees, and provides updates on the company’s Qatarisation programme. It also provides the opportunity to highlight and discuss concerns or issues related to training, education and development of Nationals and collectively explore solutions.
At the start of the event, the Chief Executive Officer reminded the participants on the importance of adopting safety as a core value and adherence to safety rules and regulations which is deeply embedded in the Qatargas work culture. There was also a separate presentation on road safety.
Commenting on the event, the Qatargas CEO Khalid Bin Khalifa Al Thani said: “Qatargas is committed to attract, develop, motivate and retain qualified nationals to reach our Qatarization targets. As we move ahead in our journey towards becoming the world’s premier LNG company, our national employees have important roles to play, not only in the future of Qatargas, but in our country’s future. As envisaged in the Human Development pillar of the Qatar National Vision 2030, and under the guidance of His Excellency Dr. Mohammed Bin Saleh Al-Sada, Minister of Energy & Industry and Chairman of Qatargas, the development of our national workforce is a top priority at Qatargas.”
He added: “Today, Qatargas is the largest LNG producing company in the world, employing state-of-the-art technology and innovations in all aspects of its business. The company provides unique of opportunities for young nationals to benefit from the knowledge and expertise of our high calibre diverse workforce and international shareholders.”
Ghanim Al Kuwari, Qatargas Chief Operating Officer – Administration, adds: “Qatargas is committed to ensuring that all opportunities are available for our people, for them to continue to find purpose and fulfillment in pursuing their career aspirations and contribute in achieving Qatargas’ shared vision. The Forum seeks to increase understanding and awareness of company issues among the national graduates and trainees and encourage them to contribute towards achieving the company’s goals. The Forum is also designed to encourage young nationals to actively participate in discussions aimed to further improve the process of national training and development in the company.”
The company’s Vision 2015 and the progress that has been made towards achieving the vision were discussed. The 2015 Vision set for Qatargas is to be the world’s premier LNG Company known for its people, innovation, operating excellence and corporate social responsibility.
During a question and answer session at the end of the forum, employees had the chance to field any questions or raise concerns directly to the Chief Executive Officer. The CEO also presented awards to the best graduates and trainees for their outstanding performance in 2011. The coaches who excelled in training and mentoring the national employees were also honored by the CEO.
This Forum is traditionally one of a number of platforms, which provides an opportunity, for Qatari National graduates and trainees, to engage in open discussion with the Qatargas management, contribute to decision making and underlines their active involvement in their own personal development.
The CEO Forum at Qatargas represents a fine example of the commitment made by the company’s senior management to its National workforce and it helps forge a strong relationship between the young professionals and their coaches.
Qatargas is committed to develop, promote and recognise all of its employees. In particular, the company is committed to the development of its Qatari workforce. The company’s achievements in quality Qatarization was recognised with the Energy & Industry Sector Qatarization awards in 20111 and 2010.
Qatargas is the first ever company outside of Europe to have trained in-house assurance scheme assessors certified by City & Guilds, one of the oldest certifying authorities in the UK. Qatargas is also the first company in Qatar to achieve accreditation for its professional engineers development programme, from the Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE) and Institution of Engineering Technology (IET) assurance scheme assessors.
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